Thunder Bay car insurance and driving advice
As the largest municipality in Northern Ontario, the city is a central transportation hub for the region. For drivers, this means lots of highway driving along Highway 11, Highway 17, the Thunder Bay Expressway, and Golf Links Road.
An amalgamation between two previously separate cities, Port Arthur and Fort William, residents and businesses rely heavily on vehicles for effective transportation. People in Thunder Bay need to have a car insurance policy that reflects their driving habits. Use these tips to drive safely:
- Take on-road and off-road safety seriously: According to the Thunder Bay District Health Unit, on and off-road collisions are a leading cause of injury in the region. When driving, watch out for ATVs, snowmobiles, cyclists, and other vehicles.
- Collisions are declining: According to a recent study, collisions in Thunder Bay have decreased by 8%.
- Consider comprehensive : With a large wildlife population, the presence of off-road vehicles, severe weather, and many other risk factors, it’s recommended you get comprehensive coverage to ensure you are covered for all situations.
- Watch out for potholes: Potholes are very common. The sudden change in temperature during spring creates perfect conditions. Watch out for them!
- Watch out for flash flooding: Flash flooding is possible during the spring and summer, particularly on roads outside of city limits.
- Winter tires are a must: Winters can be harsh and driving conditions can be dangerous. Use winter tires to drive during the winter months.